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  1. moore887

    Skimmer door question

    If you fit the weir door, you will know right away by lifting it up if it is going to get stuck. Sometimes they catch at the top sides if the skimmer is buckled or out of shape. I make sure there are skimmers on every pool I service, even if I have to pay for it myself. It makes a huge...
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    Mystery big bubbles

    Hi, Ocassionally on my friends pool large air bubbles come from one of the returns. It's a newer 10k pool with 100 sq ft single catridge filter and a Hayward VS pump. The weir door is not sticking on the skimmer and the pump doesn't appear to be losing prime. It happens rarely and only for...
  3. moore887

    Extreme Phosphate Milk Filled Pool

    You can absolutely work with those numbers. How are you testing or are those numbers from the pool store? You local leslie's pool store (if there's one nearby) will test your water for free. Most are using the waterlink spintouch (they should all be using it by the end of next month) but some...
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    Extreme Phosphate Milk Filled Pool

    Ideally, you would want to be able to vac the milk out to waste. One thing you could try would be to take off your filter lid, remove the filter and then vacuum the bottom of the pool. The water will overflow out of the filter. Obviously you won't get it all because a lot of it will get...
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    Extreme Phosphate Milk Filled Pool

    Hi, Once you mentioned Floc and Clarifier and the fact that you have a cartridge filter, I know what has happened. I see this all the time on my pool route when people use Floc to drop stuff to the floor of the pool. You can't use that stuff if you have a cartridge filter. It clogs it...
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    Is there a tutorial on how to replace returns?

    This is a customer's in ground spa. They were wondering why there was so much bubbles coming from one jet causing the water to spill out onto the deck. My first inclination was that maybe the jets were in series and that one was first. However, upon closer inspection, I see that one of the...
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    Does anyone use the Spin Touch with the Water Link Solution mobile app

    I will probably download the waterlink mobile app tomorrow and try it out. Today I just used the screen on the device. My actual method was to arrive at a pool, take the sample, dry my hands and fill the disc. I let the machine perform the test while I connected my Bottom Feeder vacuum to...
  9. moore887

    Issue when testing chlorine with FAS-DPD kit.

    It looks like you are going to need a third reference. Do you know what method the store are using for testing? I would be more inclined to belive your own readings. The endpoint is pretty much final when using the powder.
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    Does anyone use the Spin Touch with the Water Link Solution mobile app

    4329-H are the only disks I could get today. It's a box of 50 use once disks that do 11 tests each including phosphates. There is another disk option that allows you to test for FC pH and alk 3 times but from what I understand, they have to be kept perfectly level once they're used the first...
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    Does anyone use the Spin Touch with the Water Link Solution mobile app

    The machine cost $840 and 50 single use disks that measure phosphates cost $111. I have the ones that measure borates on back order. I got the kit from scp. I expect leslie's to start stocking the disks for me. At just over $2 a test I don't expect to test every pool every week. I will...
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    Does anyone use the Spin Touch with the Water Link Solution mobile app

    I am picking up a spin touch today. I'm looking forward to comparing the results with my k2006C kit. I have not yet decided what software I will use with the spin touch.
  13. moore887

    Can't heat spa

    The home owner said that she was able to figure it out from the manual I sent her. They just moved into the house so they are figuring everything out. The big problem is now is when the system is in spa mode, the water is draining down halfway in the spa within a couple of hours. I'm...
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    Can't heat spa

    Good morning, Does anyone recognize this heatpump. I want to download the manual for it. The heatpump won't heat above 95. I can press the up button as far as 104 but then it goes back to 95. Right now it shows spa temp of 85 with two dots at the bottom of the display. I'm thinking...
  15. moore887

    Should I use Chlorine?

    Thanks for all the replies. I will look into getting the SWG in the spas that I take care of. The only thing to do now is figure out how to properly drain the hotspot spa. I don't think the sub pump is a great idea because it takes so long.
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    Should I use Chlorine?

    On my weekly pool route, a couple of customers have hot tubs. They have asked me to take care of them as part of my weekly service. It's turning out to be a bit tricky to keep bromine in one of them. I think because it's a vactation rental, it's suffering from heavy bather load. I have...
  17. moore887

    Missing eyeballs....

    Hi, My pool has inch and a half eyball returns. My friend's pool which is a lot older looks like his returns are made into the wall of the pool. Only one of his three returns actually have the directional eyeball so it feels like there is very little flow coming from the other two even with...
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    can i use the fas dpd powder from my k2006C to test for bromine or do need something else

    Im about to dive into taking care of hot tubs. Not by choice, but several of the vacation rental properties that I take care of have hot tubs. I guess once there's tabs in the floater, I can just shock once a week with my pool store chlorine jug and test everything else the same as the pool?
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    unknown square skimmer

    I'm 60% sure that could be it . I would like to phone a friend... I just purchased it. I shall report back!
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    unknown square skimmer

    I suppose I should have measured it but I really had to ram a Clayton/Lambert 8 x 6 in there and was lucky to get it out. The suction line is actually at the back of the skimmer (right in the photo). I'm half thinking that if I can't get a basket to fit either 1, just leave it as it is as the...
  21. moore887

    High pressure. Filter blew up!

    I will check it out in a few minutes. I'm loading up now to go over. The owner did say, that when the builtright heat pump was installed a couple of years ago there was chunks of 'white stuff' coming out of the returns. Dave
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    High pressure. Filter blew up!

    Agreed. My concern is if clean filter pressure is 27psi,. Dirty filter will be 37psi. That's a lot! I'm going out there this morning to put in a dummy salt cell, take out the cartridge and see what the pressure is. If I'm not getting great flow from all the returns, then I will call a...
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    High pressure. Filter blew up!

    I have always wondered why the pressure gauge on an older 150sq ft single cartridge Starite filter was reading north of 20psi with a clean filter. There's a clean salt cell and a newer heatpump for the water to travel back through on the way to a same level pool. No lift of any kind (but no...
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    Robot for heavy silt debris pool recommendation

    Just a quick update on this. The owner of the pool ended up purchasing a polaris P825 from Leslie's. The ultra fine canister is on back order. I think it will be needed as there isn't much debris from the dogs going into the included canister. In fact, there's still quite a bit of dust...
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    Robot for heavy silt debris pool recommendation

    I am currently experimenting with a Polaris Alpha iQ+ in a pool with heavy silt debris. Dogs swim in the pool several times a day after running around in the mud and the cleaner has to go in twice a day. The cleaner is scratched on top because the optional fine mesh collector gets full near...
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    WaterTech Volt FX-8Li Battery Powered Vacuum Bags

    I have the volt FXLi8. I was using it every day in pools that did not have much debris. I did find that the sand/silt bags got holes in them after a while. I also had to pull the vac out of the pool a certain way so that it wouldn't plume the dirt back into the pool. That can be a disaster...
  27. moore887

    Jandy True Clear Cover Leak

    If your complete install is less than 3 years old, it is covered under warranty. You can contact Jandy support chat from their website. I suggest having the serial number (located on the side of the cell), the installer name and installation date ready. Your pool service (if you have one)...
  28. moore887

    Pool won't fill above light

    The owner said to me that he puts water in the pool every 3-5 days. That's a bit more than evaporation if you ask me.. He had issues with leaks before. Someone is going out on Monday to drop some dye in the pool and see where it goes. I think given the fact that he has been maintaining...
  29. moore887

    Pool won't fill above light

    Good morning, I did a partial drain on a pool yesterday in order to reduce reduce extremely high cya (+200 and green pool). Unfortunately the customer called me to say that despite filling all night, the pool won't fill above the light fixture. It's a 10,000 gallon in ground plaster.
  30. moore887

    First Sand filter. A couple of questions

    Thanks for the reply. I will take a sample to Leslie's later and test for metals. The water is probably that clean because someone threw either floc or clarifier into it and went no further. They could have also thrown a load of copper algacide in too. I have destroyed a mako bag on my...